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The Collectors Newsletter #833 -- October 2010
The Collectors Newsletter #833 -- October 2010
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1. Featured Collectors Club
2. Stories From our Readers
3. Antique News
4. Your Classifieds
5. Newly listed items
6. Funny Old Stuff
7. Wanted ads. Can you help?
8. A Vintage Recipe
9. A Vintage Recipe Request from a Reader
10. New On line Merchants
11. Helpful Resources For Collectors
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1) Featured Collectors Club
Highlighting clubs of interest to collectors.
California Antique Phonograph Society
We are a group of collectors who share a passion for the preservation of antique phonographs and records.
The club meets on the third Sunday of the month at 2:00 PM in the Finkbiner Park Scout Hut on the corner of Dalton and Cullen Street in Glendora (click here for map). We do not meet in June due to Father's day and we do not meet in August due to the annual Show and Sale. At the meetings, members conduct presentations covering various topics relating to antique phonographs. Click on the presentation schedule button to see the interesting topics that will be covered in future meetings.
We also have a journal called "The Sound Box". Club members receive The Sound Box four times a year. The journal contains articles submitted by members relating to the hobby and information about upcoming events.
For more information, click here:
Are you interested in Antique Phonographs? See:
2) We want your stories. Do you have any stories related to your adventures collecting? Share them with us. Put together a few choice words and email them to me at Phil@TIAS.com
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Post comments and photos.
Help us with our second survey at
Just 2 quick questions.
1. You are at a garage sales of a family that lives down the street from you. You buy a boxlot of items for $5. The box includes many old books. While examining the books, you find that one of them has been hollowed out to make a hidden compartment. The compartment contains over $6000 in $100 bills. What do you do?
a) 57.9% said that they would return the money
b) 26.3% said that they would keep the money
Other answers given....
a) I would go to them and inquire as to where they had acquired the books. If they were family possessions, I would give them the money. If they had gotten the books at an auction or some other source, I would attempt to locate the previous owners to give them the money.
b) Offer a 50/50 split
c) I prayed to god for enough money to get braces but was told by my priest that prayer doesn't work that way, so I would keep the money and pray for forgiveness.
Any comments or thoughts on this? Send them to me at Phil@tias.com
Here are some of the answers to our survey about "What do you collect and why?"
a) ! collect affordable antique jewelry because I can wear it and enjoy it and share it with others who are interested. Also depression elegant glass because of the beauty.
b) Cookbooks, I love reading them and looking at the photos and even trying new recopies
d) I collect price guides because the info is priceless even if the prices are are out of date. Then my favorite is glass and pottery followed by dozens of other interests.
e) Old toys - Never had many as a kid, really like older toys
f) VINTAGE ELECTRONICS. BEEN IN ELECTRONIC REPAIR FOR MANY YEARS.
g) Lots & lots of stuff, but primarily jewelry! Everything from cheapo-dime store stuff all the way up to platinum & diamonds. Whatever strikes my fancy! I think my Grandma got me started with jewelry, even though I don't remember her well. I do remember she always had on some rhinestone baubles. Some of the first items in my collection had belonged to Grandma.
h) Music boxes, they provide good looks with soothing sound.
i) Science Fiction Books. I love to read and to imagine possibilities.
j) I collect....
*rocking chairs - Gram always had a few and they conjure up memories of the terrific person she was.
*chefs - husband, son, nephew and nephew-in-law are chefs. We have about 100 assorted unusual chef figurines and wall hangings
*hummingbirds - I have a somewhat of a spiritual connection with hummingbirds
*nutcrackers - I'm hard to select a gift for, so friends and family have given me about 60 nutcrackers over the last 15 years or so.
*Uncle Sam figures - because I am a Yankee Doodle Dandy (born on the 4th of July)
k) China, oil lanterns, old tools, old sewing patterns. They are historical and the items are useful.
l) English Art Deco vases with Flower Frog inserts, because my grandmother had lovely flower gardens and she always used a flower frog.
m) I collect little green rugs with pictures of dead presidents on them because they are affordable.
Tell us what you collect and why. Send them to me at Phil@tias.com
This weeks survey question is....
1. Over the past 5 years you've noticed when buying antiques & collectibles that there are....
Wider variety of items available
Less variety of items available
Lower prices for items
Higher prices for items
Lower quality of items available
Higher quality of items available
It takes just a minute or two to complete this survey online at:
We'll post the results in next weeks issue. Many thanks for your input. Got a question for our survey? Send it to Phil@TIAS.com
WE NEED YOUR STORY ABOUT COLLECTING. DO YOU HAVE AN INTERESTING STORY TO TELL? SEND IT TO PHIL@TIAS.COM
We collect interesting stories about collecting. Things like your best find, unusual collections, bizarre collectibles. Anything and everything that is interesting that has to do with collecting. We may publish it here. Send your story to email@example.com
3) Antique News
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the #1 listing on Google for "Antique News" Your news release will get published online and will also appear in this newsletter so that 15,000 people can read it. To post a release, go to
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1. Appealingly outlined and styled designs for
vintage wedding and engagement rings
2. Tiffany floor lamp lights up the room for
$135,600 at Philip Weiss Auctions
3. Free Keyword Alerts from Artfact Live!
4. Mad Men Finds Are Part of the Top Vintage
Finds for Fall at Randolph Street Fashion Expo
5. Everard & Company Presents: Fine Art and
Antiques From the Estate of Richard Thomas
6. Next stop: Nostalgia City!
7. New Fine and Decorative Arts Survey
8. Skinner Hosts Auction of Fine Musical
Instruments in Boston
9. TIAS.com survey finds that people prefer
selling small antiques & collectibles online
10. Enchanted Christmas Markets Tour
Spotlights Dresden, Bamberg, Lauscha and
11. Frenzy of international bidding pushes total to
$1.82M at Coker's sale of Chapman art collection
12. Old-fashioned country auction slated for Oct.
15-16 in Fountain, Fla.
13. Add Some Color to Your Comic Art Collection
with Color Guides from Sketch Maven
14. Leland Little Auction & Estate Sales, Ltd:
October 2, 2010 - Estate Treasures Auction -
15. The Great Lehigh Valley Slot Car Show and
16. The Churchill Collection
17. Tiffany Favrile lava glass vase hits $62,100
at Leland Little Auction
18. Garth's Bidders Distinguish the Best from the
Rest ( & Bid Accordingly )!
19. Make your lady love happy by presenting her
a classic vintage ring by choosing from a pool
20. George Eastman House Benefit Auction Now
Live On www.iGavelauctions.com
MANY more stories are added several times a day. You can read the latest news now at:
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It's easy to do. Go to:
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4) Your Classifieds...
Murano Glass Chandeliers and Glass figurines
Bronze Standing Ashtray W/Dragon - Quite Spectacular
Time Was Antiques Shelley China Specialists
French Provincial Decor 7 piece Bedroom set
Do you have antiques or collectibles you are just itching to sell? A simple classified ad in this newsletter might just be your answer. Over 15,000 readers subscribe to this newsletter. One of them just might be able to help you out. Place your ad today at:
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5) Newly listed items for your online shopping pleasure for Tuesday October 5, 2010 Stop by and check out today's fresh inventory at:
6) Funny Old Stuff
This is our humor section. These are humorous family stories and comments that are sent in by readers. If you have a submission you would like to share, please send it to firstname.lastname@example.org and we may run it in the next issue.
The manner in which young children perceive the world can be amusing. Years ago I took my husband to the airport in the small city where we lived, and our three-year-old daughter was with us. Back then one could go out to the edge of the tarmac and (standing behind a chain-link fence) watch the plane taxi out to the runway and take off. Thinking that this would be pretty exciting to Alyssa, I decided to take her out to watch Daddy’s departure. We watched as the plane ascended, and as it began to soar away, Alyssa turned to me and solemnly queried, “Is daddy getting smaller and smaller and smaller?” It made perfect sense to a toddler! Joanne
Do you have a funny family story you would like to share? Make someone feel good by sharing it with us. Send it to email@example.com and we may publish it here.
7) Wanted ads. Can you help?
Here are the latest wanted ads from the TIAS Exchange. Can you help someone out?
WANTED: Gerardo Lopez Flatware --Vintage Taxco
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Looking for something? Place a "Wanted" ad in this newsletter. Over 16,000 subscribers will see it. It's easy, go to:
9) A Vintage Recipe
Be sure to check out our vintage recipe archive online at:
Over 1200 wonderful vintage recipes are listed.
In the last issue Linda requested recipes for "a fruit cake mix that was mostly fruit" we received the following...
This recipe makes 8 Loaf size cakes. You might want to reduce the amount for fewer cakes.
1 1/2 lbs. chopped dates
1/2 lb. currants
3/4 lb. sliced citron
1 1/2 lbs. candied cherries
1 lb. candied pineapple
1/4 lb. candied lemon peel
1/4 lb. candied orange peel
1 1/2 lbs. (6 cups) broken pecans
5 cups sifted flour
l lb. butter, softened
3 cups brown sugar, packed
8 eggs, separated
2 cups evaporated milk
2 Tbs. lemon juice
4 teas. baking powder
1 teas. salt
3 teas. cinnamon
2 teas. ground cloves
2 teas. allspice
1 teas. mace
1 teas. nutmeg
Reserve 3 cups flour. In large container, sprinkle the remaining 2 cups flour over fruit and mix to coat each piece. Mix in pecans, set aside.
Cream butter until smooth and plastic. Add brown sugar gradually and continue creaming until sugar granules disappear. Beat in egg yolks, add evaporated milk and lemon juice. Sift the reserved 3 cups flour with the baking powder, salt and spices. Stir into butter mixture. Beat egg whites until stiff but not dry. Fold egg whites into butter mixture until well blended. Blend fruit and batter thoroughly. Press into 8 pans, 7 1/2 by 3 1/2 inches, that have been greased and lined with either 2 layes of waxed paper or 1 layer of heavy brown paper. Grease inside of liner also. Bake in preheated slow over (275 degrees) for 1 hour and 35 minutes. Remove and let cool in pan 10 minutes, turn out on cake rack and remove paper lining.
For an added treat, I always wrapped mine in clean white cloth, poured jigger of rum over it and wrapped tightly in foil. When cloth is dry, repeat until cake will not absorb more. Can be frozen for long time. ....Helen S.
Texas Pecan Candy Cake
1/2 pound candied red cherries 4 1/2 c coarsely chopped pecans
cut in quarters 1 1/3 c. flaked coconut
1/2 pound candied pineapple 1 c sweetened condensed milk (Eagle Brand)
1/2 pound pitted dates, snipped
1 Tablespoon flour
Pre-heat oven to 250 degrees. Grease and flour tube pan with removable bottom. Combine cherries, pineapple, dates in a very large bowl. Sprinkle with flour, toss will. Add pecans and coconut toss to mix. Add milk, stir. Spoon evenly into prepared pan, smoothing top.
Bake 1 1/2 hours. Cool in pan on rack. Remove from pan. Wrap tightly in foil. Ref. 2 weeks. I use 1/2 pounds so green cherries instead of the dates.
If you enjoy these vintage recipes, you should buy a vintage cookbook from us. They make great gifts too. Take a look at:
Buy a Vintage Kitchen collectible from us. We've got lots of them here:
10) A vintage recipe request from a reader
As with collectibles, people also have very strong feelings about foods from their past. Sometimes these special recipes get lost. This section is to help people who are looking for lost recipes from their past. If you submit a request, please include the geographical region where you had this recipe.
Looking for a nice recipe to cook "Cornish Game Hens". A friend of mine raises them and I get about 6 cleaned birds every month. my family loves them, but we need to try some different recipes. Any ideas? Meg
If you can help this reader with this recipe, please forward it to firstname.lastname@example.org . If you have a vintage recipe request send it to email@example.com and we might just publish it here.
Be sure to check out our vintage kitchen collectibles section online at:
11) New Online Merchants
Be sure to check out all of the fresh inventory offered by these new merchants at TIAS.
Vonhoffs Gallery is an antique and collectible web site, known for the unique, and unusual. World wide traveling has offered great opportunities to obtain rare items. Unpacking the brick & mortar store will offer many surprises for all.
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We are an antique, vintage and collectible store with affordable prices. We specialize in Salt and Pepper Shakers, but have other great finds too including wall pockets, advertising items and much more as our inventory changes often.
VCollect for everything in collectibles - at prices you can afford! Inventory includes Sports, TV and Music Memorabilia, Jewelry boxes,Unusual items, etc. We aim to please! Bookmark us and visit often - never know what you might miss!--
This year, open your own online Antique & Collectible Shop. If you have one or a few items to sell, try our classifieds at
If you have more than a few items to sell, open your own store at TIAS. It's easy and fun. Over 160,000 customers visit us on an average day. It costs you nothing to get started. Take a look at:
12) Helpful Resources:
1. Find an antiques or collectibles club. Nearly 2000 different clubs listed. Take a look at:
2. What's it worth? Try Kovels' free online price guide to over 600,000 antiques and collectibles. It can be found online at
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